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An unruly collection of clever but crass [[Performer~P235684~Thatcher~margaretthatcher]]-era English high-school students seek to earn the scores needed to enroll in Oxford and Cambridge in director [[Performer~P95334~Nicholas Hytner~nicholashytner]] and screenwriter [[Performer~P81399~Alan Bennett~alanbennett]]'s screen adaptation of [[Performer~P81399~Bennett~alanbennett]]'s Tony-winning play. The History Boys focuses on a group of eight students, all of them deemed by their overeager headmaster ([[Performer~P48617~Clive Merrison~clivemerrison]]) to be the best and the brightest. Though they've been coddled by their humanities-loving instructor, Hector ([[Performer~P28861~Richard Griffiths~richardgriffiths]]), and their acerbic history teacher, Mrs. Lintott ([[Performer~P17591~Frances de la Tour~francesdelatour]]), the boys are deemed in need of additional tutoring; thus, the brash, young Irwin ([[Performer~P373744~Stephen Campbell Moore~stephencampbellmoore]]) is recruited to challenge them further. The subtle power games the boys used to their advantage with their previous tutors are of no use with Irwin, whose wit borders on the callous. Meanwhile, Irwin's presence -- and a hush-hush scandal -- forces all of the faculty members to reassess their position at the school. [[Performer~P95334~Hytner~nicholashytner]] shot The History Boys shortly after the play's Broadway run, to capitalize on the enthusiasm and energy exhibited in the live shows. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:November 22, 2006

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
British Independent Film Awards Samuel Barnett Most Promising Newcomer (Onscreen) 2006 Nominee
London Film Critics Association Richard Griffiths Best Actor 2006 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Richard Griffiths Best Actor 2006 Nominee
British Independent Film Awards Alan Bennett Best Screenplay 2006 Nominee
London Film Critics Association Dominic Cooper Best Supporting British Actor 2006 Nominee
British Independent Film Awards Dominic Cooper Most Promising Newcomer (Onscreen) 2006 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Frances de la Tour Best Supporting Actress 2006 Nominee
British Independent Film Awards Frances de la Tour Best Actress 2006 Nominee

Cast

Richard Griffiths
as Hector
Frances de la Tour
as Dorothy Lintott
Stephen Campbell Moore
as Irwin
Samuel Barnett
as Posner
Dominic Cooper
as Dakin
Clive Merrison
as Headmaster
James Corden
as Timms
Jamie Parker
as Scripps
Russell Tovey
as Rudge
Sacha Dhawan
as Akthar
Penelope Wilton
as Mrs. Bibby
Adrian Scarborough
as Wilkes

Crew

Nicholas Hytner
Director
Nicholas Hytner
Producer
Kevin Loader
Producer
Damian Jones
Producer
Alan Bennett
Play Author
Alan Bennett
Screenwriter
Andrew Dunn
Cinematographer
Ian Neil
Musical Direction/Supervision
George Fenton
Composer (Music Score)
John Wilson
Editor
John Beard
Production Designer
Allon Reich
Executive Producer
Charles Moore
Executive Producer
Miles Ketley
Executive Producer
David M. Thompson
Executive Producer
Andrew Macdonald
Executive Producer
Joanne Woollard
Set Decorator
Justine Luxton
Costume Designer
John Midgley
Sound/Sound Designer
Jack Ravenscroft
First Assistant Director
Toby Whale
Casting
Zane Hayward
Supervising Sound Editor
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